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Calendula aurantiaca (Pot Marigold)

Synonyms: Calendula sinuata var. aurantiaca

Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Monoecious
Lifespan [2]  Annual
Pollinators [2]  Bees
Scent [2]  All parts of the plant are pungently scented.
Structure [4]  Herb
Usage [2]  The growing plant acts as an insect deterrent; The flowers are used cosmetically. They can be used in skin lotions and when added to hair shampoos will lighten the hair colour; The flowers are an alternative ingredient of 'Quick Return' compost activator; This is a dried and powdered mixture of several herbs that can be added to a compost heap in order to speed up bacterial activity and thus shorten the time needed to make the compost; A yellow dye is obtained from the boiled flowers; An essential oil is obtained from the plant; It is used rather sparingly, in view of the difficulty in obtaining it, in perfumes that have a rather sharp tang; The flowers close when wet weather is likely to occur and they can therefore be used as a rough means of weather forecasting;
Height [2]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Width [2]  20 inches (0.5 m)
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [3]  Rich
Soil Moisture [3]  Moist
View Plants For A Future Record : Calendula aurantiaca

Protected Areas

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Coleosporium tussilaginis[6]
Podosphaera fusca[6]
Puccinia lagenophorae[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.